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All Creatures Great & Small

Holiday in North Cornwall

Silke and I have already been to the southern part of Cornwall last year. Because we liked the beautiful landscape we decided to go back and visit the northern part as well. Silke booked us a nice holiday home on a former Dairy Farm near Widemouth Bay  for the beginning of November. As it was only about 1.5 miles inland you could actually hear the surf from the garden.

The weather was really good for this late in the year. It mostly rained during the night and the sun was shining during the day. Silke and I seized the opportunity and went on extensive walks with our dog Vader. This was an excellent way to enjoy the stunning scenery. As I probably couldn’t find adequate words to describe it I’ll simply let the pictures do the talking.

Holiday in the Lake District

After living in England for more than six years Silke and I finally made it to the Lake District, one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations. We spend the first week of September in Far Sawrey near Lake Windermere. The beauty of the landscape was breath taking as you can see:

In the following week we moved on to a dairy farm near Carlisle. From there we went on several excursions of Hadrian’s Wall’s.

Our dog Vader loved these adventure walks. He was almost flying up the hills.

If only his humans wouldn’t ask him to stand still for a photograph all the time.

It’s a Dog’s Life

Our dog Vader has a very demanding schedule every morning:

  • Make sure that the humans get really out of bed when the alarm clock goes off.
  • Chase all the cats and birds out of the garden.
  • Get cuddled by the humans.
  • Remind the humans that it is time for his breakfast.
  • Wolf his breakfast down.
  • Have a nap while the humans eat their breakfast.
  • Go on a long walk and whiz around.
Afterwards Vader is always dog-tired and needs to retreat to the sofa for an extended break.

Poor dog … such a hard life. 😉